Fears, hopes, & enduring coronavirus

A few weeks ago I took my camera, walked outside and asked strangers questions about their hopes and fears during this unprecedented time.

Although this was shot before quarantines, social distancing, and stay-in-place orders became commonplace, I was able to maintain 6ft+ distance by shooting this on a long lens and wireless sound.

Shot on the RED Scarlet-W. Music composed and all content created by Benjamin Reece.

The Coronavirus pandemic started to impact my family and Dear World with project cancellations starting in early January. I am now helping lead our pivot to digital execution (https://digital.dearworld.com, a safe space to build deep trust).

As COVID-19 started to ramp up its impact on the globe in early March, I have been reflecting on how I want to document my experience. I intend to keep personally documenting and creating but I don’t know how long we will be able to have real person-to-person contact again.

Until then, I will continue to connect inward and outward. My family is safe, stable, and healthy.

I’m deeply concerned for the vulnerable during this time. But I’m also incredibly optimistic having lived through Katrina and seeing that the best of humanity springs from crisis.

The beauty in me will arise, and I will see the beauty in you.


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